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1973 CJ 5 Trail Rig

Discussion in 'Builds and Fabricators Forum' started by CJ5Kyle, Jan 28, 2013.

  1. May 19, 2013
    68BuickV6

    68BuickV6 Well-Known Member

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    That wiring harness is cleaner than mine! And I drive mine quiet a bit. :rofl:
     
  2. May 19, 2013
    sterlclan

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    where did you get the front cage pcs? i'm looking to mount one in the wife's rig and she doesn't want posts to the floor...
     
  3. May 20, 2013
    CJ5Kyle

    CJ5Kyle Member

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    Finished wiring up the headlights and took it out for a little spin down the street. Engine is running super smooth right now

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  4. May 20, 2013
    CJ5Kyle

    CJ5Kyle Member

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    from a guy on jeepforum that sells them. I think they were $60
     
  5. May 27, 2013
    CJ5Kyle

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    Got the whole thing primed one color, put the hood on and I just ordered some parts that I need to finish the dash

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  6. May 27, 2013
    Posimoto

    Posimoto Hopeless JEEP Addict

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    Don't let up. Only a month and a half until Rubicon.
     
  7. May 28, 2013
    CJ5Kyle

    CJ5Kyle Member

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    Painted and mounted the windshield, just need new glass unless I want to roll around with a permanent instagram filter

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    Decided against a tailgate for now so I fabbed up a new back panel
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  8. May 28, 2013
    CJ5Kyle

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    Some high res pics for you guys

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    These were all pre-rear panel replacement
     
  9. May 28, 2013
    Posimoto

    Posimoto Hopeless JEEP Addict

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    Really like the tailgate filler and logo. :beer:
     
  10. May 28, 2013
    CJ5Kyle

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    thanks man! I'm going to add a square tube at the top to make it more flush with the rest of the body
     
  11. May 29, 2013
    piffey263

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    Looking good,

    is that tape you used? for the back tailgate jeep logo, and punisher logo
     
  12. May 29, 2013
    CJ5Kyle

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    yes sir. Taped it off, painted over it and then removed the tape when it was dry. Just bare metal
     
  13. Jun 3, 2013
    CJ5Kyle

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    Killed the battery but couldn't jump it because my driveway just got repoured today so I took it to oreilly to be charged only to find out it needed to be replaced. Good thing it had a warranty! Got a new one and finished wiring up the front lighting.
     
  14. Jun 3, 2013
    CJ5Kyle

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    dash is almost complete

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    Reinforced the rear tailgate filler and painted the inside

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    Finished the front end wiring. Passenger side parking light was working then it stopped. I've got to go through that wiring one more time

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    Interior is almost complete. Just need a tach, a tunnel cover and a cb radio and it's done. Also waiting on a few parts that should be here tomorrow for the dash

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  15. Jun 3, 2013
    piffey263

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    Glad to see you got your headlights working, what was wrong with it?

    keep up the good work,
     
  16. Jun 4, 2013
    CJ5Kyle

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    I had the accessory power line on the ignition cylinder backwards lol
     
  17. Jul 17, 2013
    CJ5Kyle

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    Haven't updated this in quite a while. I've driven the jeep a few times. It is not smooth from a start. My first inclination is the old *** clutch that's been sitting in it for who knows how long. I've got a brand new clutch kit arriving tomorrow. Going to install on Friday, along with all new seals and gaskets for my leaky dana 20.

    Also ordered all new u joints for both driveshafts, yokes look good but the front is a little rusty and will eventually need to be replaced. Also finally ordered a gas tank filler neck so I can fabricate a new setup.

    And Friday I'll be ordering the rest of the pre-bent tubing I need to finish the back half of my cage.

    Got a wheeling trip set up for September so I'm trying to get it ready for that!

    A better update w/pictures will be posted on Friday. It's mainly been sitting in the garage!
     
  18. Jul 17, 2013
    tomatolane

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    Work looks great I like your front roll bar mount

    Looks like its going along good
     
  19. Jul 18, 2013
    johneyboy03

    johneyboy03 The green beast

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    Hydro-clutch is a big improvement too, it will smoothen the clutch pedal a lot, mechanical set-up prompt to fail on trail.

    You're doing a great job and i like the way you mounted the front roll case on the dash
     
  20. Jul 18, 2013
    rsbad454

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    Cool....I can't wait to get mine going, I'm getting closer.
     

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